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English

Verb

Infinitive
to interpolate

Third person singular
interpolat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to interpolate (third-person singular simple present interpolat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To estimate the value of a function between two points between which it is tabulated.
  2. (computing) During the course of processing some data, and in response to a directive in that data, to fetch data from a different source and process it in-line along with the original data.
    • Joseph F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff User's manual
      A macro is invoked in the same way as a request; a control line beginning .xx will interpolate the contents of macro xx.
    • Wall, Christiansen, and Orwant, Programming Perl, 3rd Edition, 2000, p. 992.
      In Perl, variable interpolation happens in double-quoted strings and patterns, and list interpolation occurs when constructing the list of values to pass to a list operator or other such construct that takes a LIST.
  3. To introduce material to change the meaning of or falsify a text.

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Italian

Verb

interpolate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of interpolare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of interpolare.
  3. Feminine plural of interpolato.

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